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Islet of Vila Franca do Campo

Parque Industrial de Vila Franca, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-114, Portugal
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Parque Industrial de Vila Franca, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-114, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! Do yourself a favor and order tickets online ahead of time. Otherwise you may not get tickets. They only allow 400 people per day to visit. Once on the islet pick a spot higher up because if high tide comes in at least...More

Thank scordeiro78
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful island 10 mins boat trip from the port. Worth the money (5€) but not the time. We waited 1hr to get on the boat. Then the mini island was crowded by people, most of them are eating their sandwiches. The deepest...More

1  Thank Kata0229
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed it for two hours. Not extremely exciting but nice to explore the local fishes by go snorkeling. Afterward small lunch at the Marina bar.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for a day trip. Once in the island, when I was going to get ready to snorkel outside the bay, a young guard told me that I couldn't. He would not even let me approach the high rock to take a pic!...More

Thank Marc T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is so cool to visit the crater of a volcano, but it's even cooler to go swimming and snorkeling in it. This place won't have the snorkeling of Molokini in Hawaii, since it is mostly closed in, but if you are a beginner snorkeler,...More

1  Thank brunamwhite
Reviewed 11 July 2017

To be one of the 400 lucky people to visit the islet daily, you need to get to the little ticket stall in the harbour early. Or you can get a reservation code online, go to an ATM and do a money transfer to buy...More

4  Thank beachbuddy10
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

There is a ticket stand on the Vila Franca do Campo marina where 5 Euros will gain you access to the islet. We arrived at 9:30 and were the second boat over at a 10 minute ride. It is recommended to arrive early because there...More

4  Thank Tracy Elissa N
Reviewed 21 June 2017

An absolute marvel of nature. We picked up the ferry at the main dock. There is a hut for ticket purchases. Ferry leaves every hour on the hour. Water is shallow and there are life guards on duty. Paths are slippery so were good water...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Had to wait until 1 June when this venue opened. Entry fee (for boat transfer) is modest but numbers are controlled to 400 a day to prevent over exploitation and comfort for visitors. We got out there at 12pm and stayed for 5 hours. Fascinating...More

5  Thank penboy
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Snorkeling in the Azores is brilliant. There are loads of fish and the water is really clear. There are two problems though. The first is that it's the Atlantic and so there can be strong currents and waves. The second is Portuguese Man of War,...More

5  Thank TristanHe
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6 July 2016|
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